|4th Solidarity In Performance Art Festival (SIPAF)
Media and Public Forum
17 September, Tuesday | 2-5 PM
1F Galleries, UP Vargas Museum
The 4th Solidarity In Performance Art Festival (SIPAF) will kick-off its 10-day festival on September 16, 2019 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, with opening program and a gathering of all foreign and local participants through presentations of student cultural organizations in partnership with the PUP University Center for Culture and Arts (UCCA) and performances from invited artists. Artists will also hold simultaneous performances in the open spaces of the main campus.
According to SIPAF head convener Boyet De Mesa, “Guided by the theme of Peace and Solidarity, SIPAF will feature six foreign artists and 30 local artists and groups who will showcase their art practices through art fora and use of different media in their performances. Their works encompass concepts related to the SIPAF theme and expose issues and challenges affecting them as members of their communities and society.”
On September 17 at the UP Vargas Museum, there will be a public forum on issues about HIV and sex workers, women, peace and migration featuring four foreign artists from Thailand, Argentina, Japan and Colombia, to be facilitated by curator Dr. Patrick Flores. After the talk, five artists will stage simultaneous performances inside and outside the UP Vargas Museum.
The SIPAF Festival will also take place in provinces of Angono, Rizal and San Fernando, Pampanga until September 25. In partnership with Neo Angono Artists Collective, local and foreign artists will gather at the Giant Dwarf Art Space in Angono on September 19. Kapampangan artists will participate in the City College of San Fernando and the San Fernando train station in Pampanga on Sept 25 with the support from the office of the City Art Council.
“We hope that the festival would contribute to popularizing performance art as a conduit of information and tool for the changes we all want on issues affecting our country and the world today,” De Mesa adds.
For further inquiries, please contact Boyet De Mesa through cellphone number 0912-635-5177 or visit the Facebook page: fb.com/sipaPErformAnCE/.